BUNYAN, JOHN. CRESSET PRESS. HUGHES STANTON, Blair & HERMES, Gertrude. ~ A Pilgrim’s Progress.
5 wood engravings in each volume, including two frontispieces, by Blair Hughes-Stanton (6) and Gertrude Hermes (4). One of 195 numbered copies, this no. 170. Printed on heavy Batchelor’s Kelmscott hand-made paper. Two volumes. Folio, original full black vellum by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with gilt lettering to upper cover and spine of each volume in the original black slipcase, a very good copy bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Rubbing on four of the raised bands on volume II and a little wear and spotting to the slipcase, otherwise a very good, fresh set.
A great artistic collaboration with wonderful large engravings from two of the early twentieth century greats, Blair Hughes-Stanton & Gertrude Hermes who had married in 1926. In 1931 they both went to work at The Gregynog Press but this was not a great personal success and by 1934 they had gone their separate ways.